Eleanor P. Kerrigan, 92, of Media, formerly of Chester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at Lima Estates. The daughter of James and Susan (Bradley) Kerrigan, Eleanor graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1948 and Chester Hospital Nursing School in 1953.
Dedicated to her career as a registered nurse, Eleanor spent most of her working years at Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia and eventually rose to the rank of president of the Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses. She was an avid traveler with passport stamps from places as far flung as Kenya, China, Japan, and the Soviet Union. In retirement, Eleanor never met a bowling tournament, rummage sale, video poker machine, or bold sweater she didn’t like. She was fiercely original and independent.
She is predeceased by one sister, Joan Kerrigan, S.N.D., and survived by her other, Marie Kramaric, formerly of Concordville.
Eleanor devoted her life to care and nowhere was that more apparent than in the love and guidance she offered those she leaves behind who knew her as their beloved ‘Aunt El’: her nephew, Charles J. Kramaric; her two great nephews, Christopher Kramaric and Michael K. Young; and her great niece, Victoria S. Vogel.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Widener University - School of Nursing, Development Office, 1 University Place, Chester, PA 19013.